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Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers from the University of Illinois Extension
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National Education Association: Teaching with Maps

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This resource list from retired middle school teacher Phil Nast is packed with links to map-related resources around the web. Here educators will find links to lesson plans about latitude and longitude, topographic maps, historical maps, and genomic maps.

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Today in History: September 11, 2015

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On Sept. 11, 2001, America faced an unprecedented day of terror as 19 al-Qaida members hijacked four passenger jetliners, sending two of the planes smashing into New York's World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon and the fourth into a field in western Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths.
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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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It's been two decades since my first year in the classroom. I reflect on that time and wish I'd known a few things about myself, about teaching, and about my students. Some of what I wish I'd known could have been shared with me -- some I just had to live and learn from.

 

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Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.
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How Courts Work

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The American Bar Association (ABA) hosts an excellent web page designed to detail the intricacies of how courts in America actually work. Here readers will find four informative sections, including information about Courts and Legal Procedure, Steps in a Trial, The Human Side of Being a Judge, and Mediation.

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My American Farm Games

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Free online games for grades K-5 teach children math, reading, science and social studies skills in the context of agriculture

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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Today's Document -- Lyndon Baines Johnson Circa Six Years Old

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MathPapa: the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations

MathPapa: the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

Most math teachers will agree that the way to learn Algebra is step-by-step. Yet many textbook answer keys offer answers without telling students how to actually solve the problem. Enter MathPapa, the online web app that helps students learn to think through algebraic equations.

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Teachers' Back-to-School Lamentation Sung to 'Les Miserables' Will Have You Laughing

Teachers' Back-to-School Lamentation Sung to 'Les Miserables' Will Have You Laughing | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

In what appeared to be a routine meeting before the beginning of the school year at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, a group of about 30 teachers interrupted their superintendent to join together in one of the best back-to-school parodies, ever.

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Today in History: August 27, 2015

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Today is Thursday, August 27, the 239th day of 2015. There are 126 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: In 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, was born near Stonewall, Texas.

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Today's Document from the National Archives

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On August 24 and 25, 1814, British troops occupied Washington, D.C. and burned the Capitol, the President’s house, and other public buildings during the War of 1812.

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Today in History: August 24, 2015

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Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in volcanic ash; an estimated 20,000 people died. ...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.
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Parents, Teachers Agree: More Hands-On Learning in Science Classes Needed

Parents, Teachers Agree: More Hands-On Learning in Science Classes Needed | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it
Parents, Teachers Agree: More Hands-On Learning in Science Classes Needed
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Free English grammar & vocabulary exercises and tests online

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Free English grammar & vocabulary exercises, rules, lessons, and tests online. Learn & practice English grammar & vocabulary.
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Will You Use Google Doc's New Voice Typing Feature In Your Classroom?

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Will You Use Google Doc's New Voice Typing Feature In Your Classroom?

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

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Mindfulness in higher education, or "contemplative pedagogy," is "designed to quiet and shift the habitual chatter of the mind to cultivate a capacity for deepened awareness, concentration, and insight." These resources on Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching website are designed primarily for university faculty. However, they can be utilized by educators who serve diverse age populations, from children to the elderly.
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The Week In Congress

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The Week in Congress began as a weekly newspaper column in 1992. Today, it continues as a much-expanded, online weekly summary of the activities of the Senate and House of Representatives.

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National Agriculture in the Classroom: This Little Pig

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Students will learn basic information about pigs and the products they provide through reading the book, Pigs, by Gail Gibbons, completing a worksheet, and participating in a class activity.
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Knock Knock, Teacher's Here: The Power Of Home Visits

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Ninety percent of students at Hobgood Elementary in Murfreesboro, Tenn., come from low-income households. Most of the school's teachers don't. And that's a challenge, says principal Tammy Garrett.

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ChemMatters Magazine

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ChemMatters, which is published by the American Chemical Society, is specifically designed for chemistry teachers and students, but anyone with an interest in chemistry will find plenty of fascinating material on the website.

 

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New Teacher: Everything You Need

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Quick tips and ideas, checklists, and unit and lesson plans that will help new teachers excel.

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Brain Facts: Explore the Brain and Mind

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Looking at the editorial board of Brain Facts, it is no surprise that the site ranks as one of the most accurate and up-to-date web outlets for information about the brain.

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Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts

Teacher Resources | MediaSmarts | Homework Helpers | Scoop.it

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit that focuses its efforts on digital and media literacy, hoping to help "children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

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Insects and Bugs: Everything You Need

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Lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes.

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